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Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Upcoming Professional Learning

 

Past Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning

Upcoming LDA Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

May 2019 – Dr Andrew Martin
Motivating and Engaging Children with Learning Difficulties
Melbourne – Saturday 18 May 2019 / 9.00am-3.00pm
At: Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Melbourne

Dr Martin, a Fellow of the College of Developmental and Educational Psychologists, was in 2018 named as National Field Leader in educational Psychology.His latest book is Building Classroom Success, Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure.
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June 2019 – Jan Roberts GDSE, BA Cert A, TITC
Writing with Competence and Confidence: Strategies to develop students’ skills

Canberra – Thursday 27 June 2019 / 9.00am-1.00pm
At: Belconnen Community Centre, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT

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August 2019 – Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
David will present full-day sessions focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.

David will present in the following cities:

Perth - Monday 12th August 2019 at the Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Registration from 8.15am. Morning tea and lunch is provided.

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Adelaide - Friday 16th August 2019 at The Junction, 470 Anzac Highway, Camden Park from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Registration from 8.15am. Morning tea and lunch is provided.

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Melbourne - Monday 19th August 2019 at the Melbourne Town Hall, Corner of Collins Street and Swanston Streets from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Registration from 8.15am. Morning tea and lunch is provided.

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Cairns - Thursday 22nd August 2019 at Rydges Esplanade Resort, 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Registration from 8.15am. Morning tea and lunch is provided.

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Sydney - Saturday 24th August 2019 at the Mantra Parramatta Hotel, Corner of Parkes Street and Valentine Avenue, Parramatta from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Registration from 8.15am. Morning tea and lunch is provided.

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Cancellation Policy: LDA has a 'no refund' policy. The exception woud be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one staff member to another if required. Please advise LDA of any changes.

Include Improve Inspire

Learning Difficulties Conference – LDA/SPELD/LSTAQ
Brisbane 20-21 September 2019
Call for Submissions and Workshops Click here for details 

 

Other Conferences and Research Seminars

This section provides a listing of non-LDA Conferences. Research Seminars and other professional learning opportunities of relevance to the area of learning difficulties. All external events are publicised at LDA's discretion, but LDA accepts no responsibility for their value or the evidence base of what may be promoted.

SPELD PD events

DSF Language, Literacy & Learning Conference

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre April 4th to April 6th, 2019
In recognition that strong language skills and literacy development are crucial to the success of all students in education, DSF is bringing together experts in the fields of language development, learning and literacy to further develop understanding of how best to support the future educational development of all school-ages children. Click here for information and to register. 

SPELD NSW 2019 Certificate Course

For Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, 6 weekends from 4 May to 22 September 2019
This course is for teachers of students who have learning difficulties, mainstream classroom teachers who wish to update their teaching skills and who have teaching degrees, providing up-to-date research-based knowledge and skills concerning the acquisition of literacy and numeracy, to:

1.  Assess, diagnose and create specific programs to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties.
2.  Evaluate the research on spelling, early reading, comprehension, EAL/D, grammar, written expression and numeracy acquisition.
3.  Construct specific programs for learners with special needs, based on the findings of empirical research.

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See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.
For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations

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Past Professional Learning

Past Professional Learning Events 2019

Dyscalculia and low numeracy: Strategies for teachers Presented by Ann Williams- Sunday 10th February 2019

An “ex chalkie” Ann aimed her D at the ‘regular’ teacher as years of experience have taught her to be practical. Ann’s presentation aimed to give teachers something they could use in their own teaching, the day after the PD. Ann’s presentation focused on the following areas:

  •  Dyscalculia: assessment and diagnosis
  • Concrete-pictorial- abstract approach – strategies and interventions
  • A demonstration of concrete materials and how these can be used with students

Past Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

Past Professional Learning Events, 2019

Past Professional Learning Events, 2018

Past Professional Learning Events, 2017

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Victorian Workshops 2012

Sir Jim Rose visit 2009

Past Conferences 1996-2008

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